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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,297 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,297
Reviews: 1,498
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 29
Gots: 328 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.74% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev +8.8%

16 oz. pint - $2.00 at Highlands Grill in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Clear, yellowish body with a thin, very short-lived, white head.

Smell: Very faint nose -- just a few hints of sweetish grain.

Taste: Sweet light pale malts with some creamy corn hints. Slight, slight graininess. A tad watery, as expected. Faint floral hops and bitterness. Finishes dry, clean, and crisp.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Acceptable! A counter-culture classic that's super cheap and provides just a bit of flavor (without hittin' you up with foul flavors).

12-30-2008 18:14:08 | More by ChainGangGuy
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MikeI

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +32.7%

Ok. This is not a top shelf beer. This stuff is cheap, corn-heavy adjunct lager. That being said, it's dang tasty when it's hot out, has a little more ABV than your run of the mill 3.2, and I love that when I bust one out, very few people swarm around to get their hands on one, making it an even better value! Pale yellow in color, It's got enough malty body to separate it from the miller/coors/bud barley pop, while still being easy to drink in quantity. No real discernible hoppiness, especially compared to my standard IPA/DIPA fare. Refreshing, but not a light beer. Taken for what it is, I believe it to be a great beer, when limited to class-comparison. I'm drinking one right now, as it's 85, sunny, and I'm grilling. Boom.

07-26-2014 20:25:32 | More by MikeI
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +24.1%

Presentation: 16 oz can with a white back ground, red and blue label colour. Hey red white and blue, how American. “Established in Milwaukee 1844” stated on the front, no freshness date.

Appearance: Head foams up quite big then quickly dissipates into a wispy white lace, brilliantly clear pale golden yellow hue seems a bit inviting.

Smell: Thin sweet malt and grain, touch of strained hops in the nose. Clean aroma slight grassiness from the grain also.

Taste: Light to moderate body, nice even crispness with a somewhat effervescent carbonation. The smooth mouth feel rides on the tail of the carbonation, thin malt palate. Kiss of hops, bitterness peaks after the crispness subsides and the dryness kicks in. Trace of alcohol hit the tongue and warms the mouth and throat. Hops stick to bitterness and provide no flavour other than a faint grassiness. Some corn grit flavour in the middle, not cooked grits but rather fresh milled grits. Clean palate throughout with a great wrap-up of dryness in the finish.

Notes: This is a great premium American lager, hands down beats the big three. About the same in the bottle but obviously better on tap. A perfect change up when things get a bit tedious and want to drink a simple beer.

10-12-2002 00:00:01 | More by Jason
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FippyDarkpaw

Florida

3/5  rDev +2%

On of the best of low end beers. At a restaurant with shitty selection this is a go-to beer.

09-03-2014 04:30:46 | More by FippyDarkpaw
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Amberlikesbeer951


3.12/5  rDev +6.1%

09-03-2014 03:22:28 | More by Amberlikesbeer951
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Leiermann

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

09-02-2014 12:53:08 | More by Leiermann
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slackt


1.3/5  rDev -55.8%

09-02-2014 01:47:04 | More by slackt
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kurtispopp

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -15%

09-02-2014 00:49:47 | More by kurtispopp
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AngelMarie1023


1/5  rDev -66%

09-01-2014 20:00:02 | More by AngelMarie1023
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metalbassist1993

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

09-01-2014 19:18:46 | More by metalbassist1993
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craft_shannie

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -15%

09-01-2014 13:40:49 | More by craft_shannie
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emerald27

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-01-2014 08:41:54 | More by emerald27
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

09-01-2014 06:31:30 | More by malfunxion
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boogietoe

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

08-31-2014 22:36:09 | More by boogietoe
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Jintsman

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +36.1%

For an american adjunct lager is fits the bill a great TEOTWAWKI beer

08-31-2014 17:18:40 | More by Jintsman
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paulwrf

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -32%

08-31-2014 04:14:06 | More by paulwrf
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Derke218


3/5  rDev +2%

08-31-2014 02:56:39 | More by Derke218
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RichIron883

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

08-31-2014 02:53:59 | More by RichIron883
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hoppaddict-barleypatch


2.56/5  rDev -12.9%

08-30-2014 23:17:06 | More by hoppaddict-barleypatch
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just_in

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +2%

08-30-2014 22:33:12 | More by just_in
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RazorX67

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +19%

08-30-2014 17:54:59 | More by RazorX67
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-30-2014 17:32:31 | More by JohnnyK
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Ethan-Sara

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -15%

08-30-2014 14:59:35 | More by Ethan-Sara
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jmbot4371

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -15%

08-30-2014 13:12:23 | More by jmbot4371
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mqualls3

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +49.7%

08-30-2014 03:19:58 | More by mqualls3
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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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